Hidden in a plain-looking suburban strip mall in the heart of Mission Viejo is one of the best breakfast/brunch/lunch gems in all of OC: Bagels and Brew. B&B (as we like to call it) makes their own bagels from scratch, and offers a wide selection of breakfast and lunch (and brunch!) options, ranging from egg-citing openers to sandwiches and burgers. To add a little pep to your brunch, Bagels and Brew has a full coffee and ice cream bar, and allows you to make whatever coffee drink you desire.
Back to their bagels, however, which is what makes this restaurant the success that it is. B&B has a surplus of bagel flavors, cream cheese flavors, and bagel options. Carb-conscious? Try a scooped-out bagel, which allows you to enjoy the bagel without all the calories! Have a huge sweet tooth? Try one of their sweet bagels, like cinnamon chip or orange cranberry. Paired with any egg dish they offer (including a make-your-own omelet), bagels and brew brunch meals are hard to beat! It's hard to say what the best dish is there, because everything is so good, and everyone has their opinion! Their Sunrise Ole omelet features egg, bacon, avocado, salsa cream cheese, and pepperjack cheese, and is always delicious. If you're in the mood for lunch, their tuna melt is killer. For the kiddo's, their pepperoni pizza bagel is to die for!
On any given Saturday or Sunday especially, it’s hard to find Bagels and Brew without a line out the door. Not to be discouraged- their customer service is top notch, and the food is well worth the wait. For those in the area of Mission Viejo, you probably already know what a great social place Bagels and Brew is on the weekends, especially for those looking for a healthy meal after yoga or a run at the lake! Either way, B&B is a brunch hit for the lucky residents of OC!
Bagels and Brew also has locations in Lake Forest and Aliso Viejo